How to enhance your beauty with platelet-rich plasma
Why Consider Anti-Aging Treatments?
It’s no secret that aging shows up first on the face. That doesn’t just mean deep wrinkles, though. The first signs of aging can be as subtle as they are discouraging: Loss of volume, slackening of the skin, and even a simple lack of brilliancy are all highly noticeable in the mirror. Fortunately, platelet-rich plasma can help to correct all of those problems and enhance your beauty by bringing back your youthful appearance.
How Does Platelet-Rich Plasma Work?
Unlike fillers and lasers, platelet-rich plasma works by harnessing the powerful platelets that already exist in your own blood. These platelets fill a vital role in your body’s healing system. By concentrating the platelets in your blood and injecting it strategically, a platelet-rich plasma treatment stimulates your body to produce fresh collagen, increase its blood supply, and repair damage from aging and other causes. While this treatment has traditionally been used in sports medicine, cosmetic uses now include things like:
- Correcting fine lines on the face and decolletage
- Plumping the backs of the hands
- Improving skin tone and brilliancy
- Correcting dark circles and bags under the eyes
What’s the Treatment Like?
During the treatment, blood will be drawn from your arm and placed into a centrifuge, where the platelets are separated from the other blood components. Once the platelets have been concentrated, they’ll be carefully injected into your face, decolletage, or other treatment areas to add volume, restore skin tone, and repair damage.
What Are the Results Like?
Most patients report seeing noticeable results within 10-14 days after surgery when the collagen has begun to regenerate, and your skin tone will continue to improve for up to a full year after treatment as the skin repairs itself further. In many cases, though, repeated treatments are the best way to achieve maximum results, so many patients opt for monthly treatments for several months.
Are There Any Side Effects?
Since the platelet-rich plasma procedure uses your own blood, there is no risk of rejection or allergic reaction. Some patients do report minor bruising or redness around the injection site, but this typically goes away within a day, allowing an immediate return to normal activities like work and your social life.
If You’re Considering Platelet-Rich Plasma
If platelet-rich plasma sounds like it might be just what you’ve been looking for to rejuvenate your face and refresh your look, don’t hesitate. Call the Calabasas Dermatology Center today to schedule your consultation to find out if platelet-rich plasma is the right option for you.